What is Qurbani?
Qurbani 2020 FAQs
Who is required to perform Qurbani?
According to most Muslims, Qurbani is obligatory upon every sane adult Muslim male/female who has wealth in excess to his/her needs. Normally those who are eligible to pay Zakat are obliged to give Qurbani.
How does Crisis Aid choose recipients of Qurbani meat?
It is the policy of Crisis Aid that the selected beneficiaries of the Qurbani project are made eligible based on a scoring system, which ranks families according to need. The scoring system is based on the following objective criteria:
– Families who live on less than the minimum income for that particular country
– Female-headed households
– Families with disabled and/or elderly persons
– Children under five years old
– Pregnant women
– Breastfeeding mothers
– Families with little or no access to the market
A thorough needs assessment will be conducted to objectively identify the weighting and priority of each of the above criteria. These are then applied when selecting beneficiaries to ensure we reach the neediest without bias or subjectivity in selection.
It is the policy of Crisis Aid to distribute only one Qurbani meat pack to each family regardless of family size.
Do I have to perform Qurbani on behalf of my children?
This depends on the school of thought you follow. Please consult your local Imam/Sheikh for further information. According to the Hanafi school of thought, it is obligatory for:
– Every sane Muslim of mature age (who has reached puberty)
– Non-travelling persons
– Those who additionally own wealth which is beyond their needs, equal to (or more than) the current level of nisab (87.48 grams of gold or 612.35 grams of silver)
Do you need to give all the names of the people who are giving Qurbani?
No, this is not necessary as long as you have made the intention that you are giving this Qurbani on behalf of a certain person.
What types of Qurbani meat does Crisis Aid provide?
Fresh Qurbani – in most countries animals are purchased and slaughtered locally.
Until when can I make my Qurbani payments?
The time for sacrifice ends when the sun sets on the fourth day. Therefore, you can make payments right up until the end of third day after Eid (13th of Dhul-Hijjah) before Maghreb salah. Crisis Aid has already purchased the animals to be slaughtered.
How is a Qurbani volume decided? Is it a cow or a sheep?
The volume of Qurbani is representative by the allocations committed for each country. For donors, the following information can help you calculate your donation:
1 Sheep or Goat = 1 Qurbani whilst 1 Cow = 7 Qurbani (One Qurbani equals 1/7th of the share).
Can Qurbani meat be sent to my village in a particular country?
Crisis Aid performs Qurbani as part of our overall seasonal programme. Therefore, the people who benefit in Ramadan and from our general projects, Insha’Allah, would also benefit from Qurbani. This allows us to focus our efforts and help the same people to improve their lives, rather than providing small amounts of help occasionally but not achieving great successes.
How can we really be sure that the Qurbanis we pay for in some of the poorest countries are actually taking place?
Crisis Aid has been performing Qurbani since 2013. As with our other projects, Crisis Aid’s work is constantly monitored and audited. Reports are also produced each year showing what activities have taken place in each country.
If I pay for Qurbani on behalf of someone else, will their name be called out at the time of the slaughter?
No, as Crisis Aid is conducting hundreds of thousands of Qurbanis around the world, this is practically not possible. It is also not necessary to pronounce the name of the person, even if you are making a Qurbani on behalf of someone else. Simply making the intention that you are giving this Qurbani on behalf of a certain person is sufficient.